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Doctor Who is dead scared of repetition

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  • Publication: The Times
  • Date: 2008-06-16
  • Author: Andrew Billen
  • Page: Times2, p. 25
  • Language: English

Doctor Who (BBC One)

★★★☆☆


Earlier on Saturday, Doctor Who's retiring big chief, Russell T. Davies, decided to show us what he could do without special effects or chases but with sheet upon sheet of dialogue. It was a story of possession and featured something inside Lesley Sharp (one of his favourite actors) repeating what everyone else said. The episode, was largely confined to the four walls of a planetary sight-seeing tour. Think Stagecoach and Huis Clos.

Humanity did not come out of it very well, although personally I could not blame ids fellow passengers for turning on David Tennant's increasingly irritating ("I'm clever, I am!") Doctor. Midnight felt too much of a writing exercise to be really scary, but once again it showed that even if it fails as often as it succeeds, this series is not afraid of variety. Like the passengers aboard the charabanc, Doctor Who is dead scared of repetition.

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